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Zero hours contracts - UK government consults on tackling avoidance of the ban on exclusivity clauses
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2014

The Government announced in June (see our 25 June alert) that it intends to "ban" the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. The


UK Government bans exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced plans to "ban" exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. These are clauses which seek to


Disciplinary investigations how far must you go?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2013

November 2013 How far must an employer go when investigating an allegation of misconduct? This is often something that employers are concerned about


Workers on long-term sick leave: only the basic 4 weeks’ annual leave can be carried over
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2013

In a helpful decision for employers, the EAT in Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy has ruled that a worker on long-term sick leave could only carry over


Consultations on flexible working code and shared parental leave
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2013

The Government announced last November that the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees and the current statutory


Changes to TUPE regulations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

The UK Government is planning to make some fairly substantial changes to the current position, not least the removal of the service provision change


Employee shareholders
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

In Autumn 2013, the UK Government is introducing a new employee shareholder arrangement whereby employees can give up some of their employment rights


Discrimination
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

Statutory discrimination questionnaires will be repealed, but employers should be aware that claimants will still be able to make enquiries - just


Watch out if...you rely on occupational health advice to decide whether an employee is disabled
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2013

Many employers rely on the advice of occupational health advisers when trying to determine whether an employee is disabled for the purposes of the


Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 17 2014

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his